Australia

June, 2018

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there’s a high-relief version

By | 2018-06-02T14:47:17+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there's a high-relief version For better or worse, and opinions do vary, the Perth Mint has heavily increased its choice of silver bullion coins over the last year. We're of the opinion that it's a great thing and a wide choice is important. Perth has certainly provided that. Apart from the usual iconic ranges [...]

May, 2018

Perth Mint expands its bullion coin range with a new Bird of Paradise series in gold and silver

By | 2018-04-30T21:26:14+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: Bullion Round, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint expands its bullion coin range with a new Bird of Paradise series in gold and silver After decades of issuing bullion coins in their Koala, Kookaburra and Lunar Animal ranges, the Perth Mint has considerably expanded its offerings over the last couple of years, with the rate of diversification seemingly gathering steam. A few of the new issues have captured collectors imaginations and shown impressive [...]

April, 2018

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins

By | 2018-04-04T15:53:42+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Event, History, Australia, Coloured, Gold, Nature, People, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins A better than usual mix from the Perth Mint this month with some new additions to ongoing series, some high-end variants to their iconic bullion coins, and some new designs. There are also a couple of other interesting coins, some commissioned, that we'll look at elsewhere and the the Ready Player One movie coins that [...]

The planets take centre stage on Australia’s latest domed silver coin series starting with home

By | 2018-04-03T11:22:50+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Australia, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The planets take centre stage on Australia's latest domed silver coin series starting with home After several years of some superb domed coin releases, the Royal Australian Mints Northern and Southern Sky series of coins came to an end with the issuing of two fine gold variants that were devoid of colour. Apart from the ocassional issue like the one commemorating Captain Cooks voyage, the mint has [...]

March, 2018

Australia is hosting the XXI Commonwealth Games and the Royal Australian Mint is issuing coins for it

By | 2018-03-15T20:23:36+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Event, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia is hosting the XXI Commonwealth Games and the Royal Australian Mint is issuing coins for it Gold Coast 2018 is the name and location of the XXI Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event held by the Commonwealth of Nations every four years. Last held in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Gold Coast in eastern Australia is a considerably warmer location for what is one of the world's most [...]

Sought after Australian Swan bullion coin from the Perth Mint back for 2018 with cygnet in tow

By | 2018-03-09T18:11:52+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Sought after Australian Swan bullion coin from the Perth Mint back for 2018 with cygnet in tow Coming as a bit of a surprise last year, the Australian Swan bullion coin quickly became a must-have item, showing some healthy appreciation in short order. A small range comprising one-ounce variants in gold and silver, it sold out in pretty short order. Now it's time for the second annual [...]

Latest Australian Remarkable Reptile immortalised in silver is the beautiful Green Tree Python

By | 2018-03-06T16:52:15+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Latest Australian Remarkable Reptile immortalised in silver is the beautiful Green Tree Python Australia's Remarkable Reptiles returns for the sixth time with another attractive proof silver coin. The series has looked at numerous examples of this continents esoteric reptiles, but the relatively normal Green Tree Python is the latest subject. A beautiful animal, it's habit of coiling itself around a branch in a distinctive way has endeared [...]

February, 2018

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018

By | 2018-02-23T15:27:41+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018 One of the hits of 2014, the Perth Mints Wedge-tailed Eagle silver bullion coin surprised us all with news that it was to be designed by none other than John Mercanti, the former Chief Engraver at the United States Mint. The first time that Mercanti had worked on a non-US issued design, it [...]

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin – The Australian Emu

By | 2018-02-19T13:25:52+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin - The Australian Emu Purveyors of the most eagerly awaited ranges of bullion coins on the market today, the Perth Mints multiple ranges of lunars and Australian wildlife themed coins are collector favourites. In recent years the mint has expanded choice away from the annual Kookaburra and Koala issues to encompass a kangaroo, crocodiles and others, culminating [...]

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin

By | 2018-02-04T13:21:48+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin It's 250 years since Captain Cook set off on his famous voyage to the South Ppacific during which he landed on Australia. With several mints in Australia, it's obvious an event like that would get marked with some fine numismatics and we've already had a great three-coin set from Downies to enjoy. The Royal Australian [...]